The Plague And Lorca 's Blood Wedding Essay example

2208 Words Oct 18th, 2016 9 Pages
Traditional values are defined as beliefs and moral codes that are passed down from generation to generation within a culture, subculture or community. When thinking of traditional values one thinks about religion, marriage, schooling, and overall the mores of a family. Fascism relies on these values and controls them in any way possible. The government controls every aspect of your life and of society. They impose strict regulations on businesses and on the family life. Many times denying women and minorities to be a part of public life. This is all seen as a way to take control. In both Camus’ The Plague and Lorca’s Blood Wedding we see the way fascism and traditional values have an influence on the novels.
The Plague starts of with the narrator of the story, Dr. Bernard Rieux noticing "a dead rat lying in the middle of the landing" at first he does not pay much mind to it but soon after, one rat turns into two then dozens, then hundreds. These rats have become a plague all throughout the city, although many at first deny there are even rats. Camus uses the plague of rats in the novel as a symbol for fascism, since these rats are able to multiply quickly and infiltrate everything just like fascism. People deny the rats just like they deny fascism and believe that if you simply ignore it, it will go away on its own. Rieux describes how dumb it is of denying the plague he says “We tell ourselves that pestilence . . . will pass away. But it doesn 't always pass away . . .…

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